How Corentin Moutet was provoking opponent before altercation on tennis court (WATCH)

Moutet and Andreev got into it following their Orleans round-of-16 match.

by Dzevad Mesic
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How Corentin Moutet was provoking opponent before altercation on tennis court (WATCH)

New details have emerged from the Corentin Moutet and Adrian Andreev incident as there is a video showing that Moutet was clearly trying to hit Andreev during the warm-up.

Last week, Moutet and Andreev got into it following their Orleans round-of-16 match.

At the net, Moutet and Andreev got physical and also had a verbal exchange. Now, there's a video showing that Moutet intentionally tried to hit Andreev several times during their warm-up. After the match was over, Moutet took to Instagram to explain what really happened.

Moutet claimed that Andreev cussed him out twice and that he was just reacting because he felt disrespected. “I don't want to apologize for what happened late in the game,” Moutet said on social media after the match.

“When a player allows himself to say 'f--- you twice while looking me in the eye, I can't help but make him understand in my own way that these are not things that are done. He threatened me and asked me to wait for him at the exit of the court, something I did of course I have trouble finding him for 10 minutes.

Indeed he was hidden on the other side behind 6 security people. I heard your threats so when you get out of the room they hid you in I will be very happy to see you carry them out,” he said. “So I'm waiting for you impatiently, we can talk calmly”.

Moutet, Andreev didn't fight in the locker room

After the match was over, Moutet and Andreev's teams didn't let them get close to each other. Laurent Raymond, who is Moutet's coach, revealed that Moutet and Andreev wanted to continue their fight in the locker room but the two teams stepped in to prevent that.

“I know they wanted to meet after the match but there was no explanation or physical contact. We didn’t let them get close. Once we got back to the hotel, we had dinner together and there was no abnormal excitement," Raymond said.

Also, coach Raymond claimed it was Andreev that initiated the incident. “After the match point, it was Andreev who gave the first blow, a shoulder charge,” Raymond said. “Corentin also told me that he said ‘F--- you’ twice during the match.

There was that clash at the net but it didn’t go beyond that”. The ATP hasn't made any comments regarding the Moutet and Andreev incident.

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